Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Psychology within the Extremely Interdisciplinary Analysis Undertaking job with NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – NTNU


In regards to the place 

The Division of Psychology has a emptiness for a Postdoctoral fellow (2 years) in environmental psychology within the extremely interdisciplinary analysis challenge CIRCOMOD.

The place is a part of a 4 years interdisciplinary analysis challenge funded by the Horizon Europe program of the European Fee. NTNU is a associate on this challenge and Prof. Dr. Christian A. Klöckner represents the Division of Psychology on this challenge. Under you’ll find a brief description of the challenge:

Materials consumption types the muse of human growth and flourishing. With rising populations and increasing wealth, international materials consumption has seen a precipitous enhance. This move of supplies contains chemical compounds, meals, gas, and so-called structural supplies utilized in merchandise (akin to buildings, infrastructure, and home equipment). The so-called ‘linear mannequin’ from extraction through manufacturing and use to disposal has led to useful resource depletion and waste era. Furthermore, the huge use and manufacturing of supplies are additionally related to the intensive use of power. On this context, the ‘round economic system’ has been offered as a substitute for the present linear mannequin. It goals to scale back main materials consumption by 1) lowering the quantity of fabric enter, 2) conserving merchandise and materials longer in use, and three) recovering or recycling supplies and lowering losses.

The CIRCOMOD challenge goals develop a brand new era of superior fashions and model-based eventualities that may analyse the affect of future materials use together with the contribution of varied round economic system methods and insurance policies on GHG emission mitigation. Such an formidable challenge requires insights throughout many various analysis domains. For instance, insights into materials manufacturing and use chains (shares and flows), how applied sciences and societies could develop (together with each the provision and demand of supplies), attainable CE measures, relationships with macro-economic growth, and GHG mitigation.

To perform this, the CIRCOMOD challenge brings collectively a novel consortium of main analysis groups from related science communities, together with industrial ecology and materials move modelling, macro-economic modelling, and extra process-oriented built-in evaluation fashions. CIRCOMOD goals to: 1) characterize round economic system measures for all related companies, industrial sectors and supplies, 2) hyperlink totally different main fashions in a complete evaluation framework, 3) set up a analysis hub to systematically share knowledge and analysis insights, and 4) characterize the affect of round economic system methods in local weather eventualities utilized by policymakers and the IPCC.

The function of the Division of Psychology might be to offer enter to the demand-side modelling: Along with different challenge companions, we’ll assess the potential for stock-flow associated behavioural change of residents (demand discount, life span extension, changing of merchandise) for key behaviours in several world areas. The potential of round economic system methods depends not solely on technical feasibility but additionally on shopper behaviours. This requires information on the plasticity of shopper behaviour below totally different cultural and geographical circumstances, which is just partly out there and biased to western nations and sure behaviours. We’ll summarize the state-of-the-art information from behavioural science (psychology, behavioural economic system, sociology) on behavioural plasticities, drivers and boundaries for crucial choices studied in CIRCOMOD. We may also determine information gaps of particular behaviours or areas. Subsequently, we’ll present novel evaluation by empirical work, together with surveys and on-line experiments of behavioural plasticities, drivers, and boundaries for areas and behaviours.

You’ll report back to Head of Division.

Duties of the place

  • Coordination with the opposite worldwide companions of CIRCOMOD
  • Conducting a radical literature examine on plasticity of shopper behaviours associated to round economic system practices
  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of a quantitative survey to measure plasticities for chosen behaviours and nations
  • Contribution to the design and evaluation of behavioural experiments to evaluate plasticities
  • Writing scientific publications concerning the analysis outcomes
  • Illustration of the challenge on worldwide conferences
  • Illustration of the challenge in direction of the stakeholders
  • Help in challenge administration

Required choice standards

A postdoctoral analysis fellowships is a qualification place wherein the primary goal is qualification for work in tutorial positions. You could have accomplished a Norwegian doctoral diploma in psychology or associated behavioural science. A corresponding international doctoral diploma acknowledged as equal to a Norwegian doctoral diploma is required should you apply and not using a Norwegian diploma. To be able to be thought of for the place, the applicant will need to have submitted their PhD thesis by the appliance deadline. They will need to have obtained a public protection by the point the postdoc place is admitted.

  • Good information and expertise in behavioral science, ideally inside a number of the following areas: environmental psychology, social psychology, or cognitive psychology
  • Expertise with advanced quantitative evaluation strategies
  • Expertise in survey work and evaluation
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Expertise with scientific publishing

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the laws in pressure regarding State Workers and Civil Servants and nationwide tips for appointment as PhD, submit physician and analysis assistant  

Most well-liked choice standards

  • Expertise in interdisciplinary work might be thought to be a bonus
  • Private suitability to enter cross-disciplinary analysis groups. Appropriate candidates ought to have the power to cooperate, have good communication abilities, be versatile and solution-oriented
  • Data of central ideas or fashions in collaborating disciplines like behavioural economic system or sociology might be a bonus

Private traits

  • Good abilities to connect with folks within the area
  • Skill to work in interdisciplinary analysis groups
  • Skill to beat obstacles in area analysis and collaboration with native stakeholders

Within the analysis of which candidate is greatest certified, emphasis might be positioned on training, expertise and private suitability.

We supply 

Wage and circumstances

The employment interval is 2 years. Postdoctoral candidates are positioned in code 1352 and are usually remunerated at gross from NOK 553 500 every year earlier than tax, relying on {qualifications} and seniority. From the wage, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the laws in pressure regarding State Workers and Civil Servants, and the acts referring to Management of the Export of Strategic Items, Providers and Know-how. Candidates who by evaluation of the appliance and attachment are seen to battle with the factors within the latter regulation might be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment it’s essential to assume that there could also be adjustments within the space of labor.

It’s a prerequisite you could be current at and accessible to the establishment each day.

The place is topic to exterior funding

In regards to the software 

The applying and supporting documentation for use as the idea for the evaluation should be in English.

Publications and different scientific work should observe the appliance. Please notice that functions are solely evaluated primarily based on the data out there on the appliance deadline. It is best to be certain that your software exhibits clearly how your abilities and expertise meet the factors that are set out above.  

If, for any purpose, you’ve got taken a profession break or have had an atypical profession and want to disclose this in your software, the choice committee will take this under consideration, recognizing that the amount of your analysis could also be diminished in consequence. 

The applying should embody: 

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • A motivation letter of most 2 pages collectively together with your software, arguing for why your background matches the place and why you might be motivated to work on the challenge
  • Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor’s-, grasp’s- and PhD levels
  • Tutorial works – printed or unpublished – that you just want to be thought of within the evaluation (as much as 5 objects). Publications and different scientific work should observe the appliance
  • Analysis plan
  • Title and deal with of three references

If all, or elements, of your training has been taken overseas, we additionally ask you to connect documentation of the scope and high quality of your complete training. Description of the documentation required could be discovered right here. If you have already got a press release from NOKUT, please connect this as effectively. 

Joint works might be thought of. Whether it is tough to determine your contribution to joint works, it’s essential to connect a short description of your participation.

Within the analysis of which candidate is greatest certified, emphasis might be positioned on training, expertise and private and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential may also rely within the evaluation of the candidates. 

NTNU is dedicated to following analysis standards for analysis high quality in response to The San Francisco Declaration on Analysis Evaluation – DORA. 

Common info 

Working at NTNU 


An excellent work setting is characterised by variety. We encourage certified candidates to use, no matter their gender, practical capability or cultural background.  

Town of Trondheim is a contemporary European metropolis with a wealthy cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a inhabitants of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, together with healthcare, faculties, kindergartens and general equality, might be the perfect of its form on the earth. Skilled sponsored day-care for youngsters is well out there. Moreover, Trondheim gives nice alternatives for training (together with worldwide faculties) and potentialities to get pleasure from nature, tradition and household life and has low crime charges and clear air high quality.  

As an worker at NTNU, it’s essential to always adhere to the adjustments that the event within the topic entails and the organizational adjustments which might be adopted. 

Below the liberty of Data Act (Offentleglova), your title, age, place and municipality could also be made public even when you’ve got requested to not have your title entered on the checklist of candidates. 

If in case you have any questions concerning the place, please contact Christian Klöckner, E-mail: If in case you have any questions concerning the recruitment course of, please contact Terese Brå, e-mail: 

Please submit your software electronically through together with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Purposes submitted elsewhere won’t be thought of. Diploma Complement is required to connect for European Grasp Diplomas exterior Norway. Chinese language candidates are required to offer affirmation of Grasp Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).  

If you’re invited for interview it’s essential to embody licensed copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please discuss with the appliance quantity SU-749 when making use of.  

Utility deadline: 30.06.2022 


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The Norwegian College of Science and Know-how (NTNU) creates information for a greater world and options that may change on a regular basis life.

Division of Psychology

Our analysis and educating are primarily based on 5 views: organic, cognitive, social, persona and developmental psychology. We provide a medical programme in psychology in addition to examine programmes within the psychology of studying and in work and organizational psychology. We’ve additionally three outpatient clinics wherein we deal with sufferers as a part of the medical programme. The Division of Psychology is certainly one of seven departments within the School of Social and Academic Sciences.

Deadline thirtieth June 202

Employer NTNU – Norwegian College of Science and Know-how

Municipality Trondheim

Scope Fulltime

Period Fastened Time period

Place of service Dragvoll


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